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Rookie gamer ? 32bit vs 64bit


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#1 bwrighttwo

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

Is ther any difference between the two(32bit-64bit) playing a game such as IL2 1946, not online, just by myself?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

depends on the system your running it on, if you got a system powerful to handle the game and then some, probably none.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:38 PM

Thanks for the reply. The system originally had a 64 bit win.7 installed and I only had a 32bit oem disk to do a reinstall after problems i had. Just trying to decide whether or not to upgrade or leave it as is. Thanks again.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

Hi Bwrighttwo,

You don't need 64 bit Windows unless you have 4 Gb or more RAM installed. The upper limit that 32 bit can read is something like 3.6 Gb so any RAM you have over that is not being used.

The other argument for 64 bit is future-proofing. As I understand it, games particularly are moving over to working in 64 bit.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:35 AM

Thanks Chris. The pc is 8gb. You are right though. I did not notice any difference in the quality. This leads me to a question that probably neds to be asked in a different forum but other than borrowing a 64bit oem from someone is there another way to get the pc back to 64bit? I have tried repair disks to no avail. Thanks again.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:07 PM

do you have a license for a 64 bit version of windows?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

Yes I have the key. The pc is not even 6 months old. I have another topic in the Windows 7 forum about the 64bit 32bit issue I have. Thanks for your help.

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